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Scott & White doctors pioneering adult stem cell research
WacoTrib.com ^ | Monday, January 12, 2009 | By Cindy V. Culp

Posted on 01/12/2009 8:51:48 AM PST by GonzoII

Central Texans could soon be among some of the first people in the country to get relief from conditions ranging from diabetes to knee injuries through adult stem cell therapy.

Scott & White health system, in conjunction with the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, recently recruited a team of scientists who are conducting pioneering research using stem cells gleaned from adults’ bone marrow. The team’s focus is to bring the benefits of stem cell therapy from the laboratory to patients, said Dr. Darwin J. Prockop, who heads up the group.

Clinical trials involving diabetes patients are scheduled to begin in September, Prockop said. Other trials — including ones addressing heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases — are expected to follow.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: medical; medicine; prolife; research; stemcellresearch; stemcells

1 posted on 01/12/2009 8:51:49 AM PST by GonzoII
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To: wagglebee; narses; little jeremiah

Ping.


2 posted on 01/12/2009 8:52:48 AM PST by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: GonzoII

Good for them!


3 posted on 01/12/2009 9:02:24 AM PST by Vozda ("For equanimity in the face of blind hatred, I recommend Christianity." ~Ann Coulter)
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To: Vozda

Faster please!


4 posted on 01/12/2009 9:04:13 AM PST by musicalee
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To: GonzoII

Good! I’d LOVE to see this done and succeed outside of the Ivy League schools, which like to boast of their pre-eminence in all things in this country.


5 posted on 01/12/2009 4:46:52 PM PST by SuziQ
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